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January 4, 1907 14 


Vessels inspected 3 

Passengers on arriving boats inspected 45 

Crew on arriving vessels inspected 45 


Vessels inspected 6 

Passengers on ar iving boats inspected 112 

Crew on arriving vessels inspected 362 


Vessels inspected 3 

Passengers on arriving boats inspected 41 

Crew on arriving vessels inspected 93 


Report from, Barbados — Further relative to case of yellow fever on 
steamship Maranhense from Para. 

Consul Clare reports, December 7, as follows: 

A suspect case of yellow fever was landed at quarantine from the 
steamship Maranhense at 5.20 p. m. yesterday, and a supplemental 
bill of health was applied for at 8 p. m., which I issued. The agents 
reported to me that no sickness of a quarantinable nature existed on 
board, and that 16 cabin and 38 steerage passengers for this port had 
been landed. The ship's surgeon reported to the harbor master and 
to the health officer that one of the passengers for this port was ill 
with malaria. As malaria is not a quarantinable disease, the agents did 
not report the fact to me. I informed them that it was their duty to 
report to me whether there was any sickness on board, quarantinable 
or not, in order that a notation of the same could have been made on 
the bill of health. 

The health officer was not satisfied that the sick passenger was suf- 
fering from malaria and had her taken to the quarantine station. On 
hearing this morning that such was the case, I called on this officer 
who told me that there was no doubt that the patient had yellow 
fever, that she was'lsolated at the quarantine station, and that the 
other passengers who were allowed to land were under observation. 

I shall request the president of the board of health to allow the 
health officer in future to sign a certificate that he has inspected 
steamships from infected ports and that disease exists or does not 
exist on board. These certificates will be presented to me by the 
agents when application is made for bills of health. (See Public 
Health Reports, December 14, 1906, p. 1493.) 


Algeria — Algiers. — Month of November, 1906. Estimated popu- 
lation, 155,000. Total number of deaths, 277, including 6 from enteric 
fever, imported from an inland town. 

Australia — New South Wales. — New Castle. — Month of October, 
1906. Estimated population, 51,250. Total number of deaths, 40, 
including enteric fever 1, scarlet fever 1, and 7 from tuberculosis.